Dalglish hails Meireles form

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has heaped praise on midfielder Raul Merieles after his big burst in form continued on Sunday.

The Portuguese international has enjoyed much improved performances since Dalglish took over as boss at the start of January, scoring his fourth goal in five games during Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Dalglish told LFC Weekly Magazine, “Understandably Raul has been getting some headlines for the goals he’s scored in recent weeks.

“His performances have been what I’ve expected. I knew he was a good footballer before he came to the club and he’s shown that.

“He’s intelligent and very good technically; he puts in a pile of running too. He’s getting on the scoresheet so often because he’s playing a bit further forward. Those goals are a huge bonus for us.

“The strike on Sunday wasn’t as easy as it looked. He had to get up and over the ball to make sure he knocked it inside the post.

“The great thing for us was we had players getting into the box to capitalise on chances like that.”